Some projects come from SourceForge and wish to import their data to Savannah. Here are some generic links:
- https://sourceforge.net/project/admin/backup.php?group_id=GROUP_ID, one of the project admin pages, lists some links, mainly the CVS tarball.
- http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=30227&group_id=1 ("Data Backup and Restore") explains how to get other kind of data such as mailing lists. This is a link found with a search engine - the link to that page in the URL above is broken.
Following is a way to get the data as of 20051105, check the above link to get up-to-date information:
- CVS: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cvstarballs/PROJECT_NAME-cvsroot.tar.bz2. Only Savannah admins can import CVS repositories. Since the tarball can be up to 24h old, the project admins should check that all latests commits were included in the imported repository.
- Mailing lists archives: ask the SourceForge team, here http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=1&atid=200001. Only Savannah admins can import lists archives, users need to tell the Savannah admins when they get them.
- Mailing lists subscribers: use the Mailman interface at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/LIST_NAME and click on "Visit Subscriber List". The Mailman interface allows you to subscribe or invite lots of people at once, via the "Mass subscription" feature: http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/admin/LIST_NAME/members/add There's no way we know to import the user passwords.
- Trackers, news items: there is currently no migration tool, we should create one (https://sourceforge.net/export/xml_export.php?group_id=GROUP_ID would make that possible. However, only SourceForge project admins have access to that page. You can't even get public project information from that page unless you're a project admin (bad for forks). ).